The Valco Pram was donated to the Health
Service after local business person Julie Claffey from the Children’s
Wear Shop Belinda Bree in Sale, contacted the manufacturer’s manager for
Women's and Children's Unit Nurse Unit Manager Moira Tulloch said having a pram gave a chance for parents and babies to have some normality in their lives while in hospital.
“It is really beneficial to the families, who come from around
Gippsland and may have a lengthy stay with us, as they are able to take
their children when well enough for short walks,” Mrs Tulloch said.
“For those with children in the nursery and paediatrics something
this simple helps break up their routine from the daily hospital regime
and brings some normality to their life.”
Mrs Tullock added that the support from local business people like
Julie Claffey and larger organisations such as Valco Prams was much